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National Museum of History of Moldova


Collection of Photographs

The collection includes 16 044 objects and consists of:

  • Photographs (originals and copies), taken in photo studios in Moldova, Romania, Russia, and other European countries during 1860 - 2010, which can be attributed to many genres: photo portrait, landscape, ethnographic, documentary, and artistic photography, etc. The collection represents a chronicle of economic, social, and cultural life, a succession of historical events; it reveals the images of peasants, townspeople, eminent persons. The collection can illustrate almost all Moldavian history of this period. The photographs of the 19th century, taken in the well-known photo studios of P. Kondratsky, A. Shumovsky, C. Tedesco, M. Tashker, A. Zozulin, A. Gisher, M. Zinger, and other masters of photography, deserve special attention due to their documentary and artistic significance.
  • Picture postcards, produced from the late 19th to the early 21st century in Bessarabia, Moldavian S.S.R., the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Romania, and other European countries.

Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs
Collection of Photographs



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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